HEAT: a revolutionary new home energy assessment tool

Understanding home heating energy performance just got a whole lot easier. The new Heating Energy Assessment Tool (HEAT) from AREVS is a RESNET Approved, easy to use web-based application that tells home energy professionals, homeowners, and renters whether or not a home is in need of energy retrofits or upgrades. Using patented algorithms that are normalized for house size and geographical location, and information from its utility bill, HEAT provides a heating energy audit for a home in under 5 minutes. A simple A+ through F grade range gives instant understanding of home heating performance. .

Try it today for free.

Advantages for Professionals:
• A “first line” assessment tool to determine if a home needs further envelope assessment.
• Can be used for performance-based quality assurance verification for homes that have undergone weatherization upgrades.
• Eliminates need for on-site inspections.
• Offers opportunity for en masse initial ratings.
• Pre-qualified leads sent directly to your sales team.
• Use HEAT as a complement to asset-based rating programs.

Advantages for Homeowners:
• Economical and easy to use.
• Information from a single energy bill results in a custom HEAT Assessment in less than 5 minutes.
• Determine energy consumption and costs for heating, air conditioning and hot water.
• Provides an accurate assessment of whether a home is in need of energy retrofits or upgrades.
• Provides an accurate assessment of whether a home is in need of a further envelope assessment from a certified RESNET professional.
• Verify energy savings achieved through weatherization and energy upgrades.
• Know a home’s PITI+E payment: Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance, and Energy – the true cost of home ownership.

RESNET is offering both home energy professionals and homeowners a one-time free Heating Energy Assessment to demonstrate how HEAT works. Afterwards, you can purchase a detailed HEAT Rating Report from AREVS with your home’s exact A+ through F alpha grade, unique Energy Rating Number, and heating and cooling fuel consumption and cost data.

AREVS Presents HEAT at New York Energy Week Cleantech Startups Showcase

AREVS presents HEAT at New York Energy Week 2014

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2014
Queensbury, NY —

AREVS: American Residential Energy Verification System announces its participation in the New York Energy Week Cleantech Startups Showcase. AREVS Co-Founder Dean Durst will present a poster and discuss the new Heating Energy Assessment Tool (HEAT). .

HEAT is a home energy performance software tool that yields extremely accurate home energy ratings and future heating and cooling costs. HEAT can be used with data from one heating season utility bill. No physical inspection of the premises or tools are necessary. This allows both off site and en masse ratings of the national and international housing stock.

New York Energy Week is an annual professional conference for the energy industry. Founded by EnerKnol, an energy research and data company, New York Energy Week brings together energy and finance industry executives, thought leaders, and policy makers to discover solutions to today’s energy challenges.

“Our invitation to poster at the New York Energy Week Cleantech Startups Showcase is a great opportunity to present HEAT to business leaders and policymakers as a solution to the problem of accurately measuring home heating energy efficiency, and valuing homes based on that energy efficiency,” said Durst. “HEAT is the most accurate tool available for evaluating the total cost of energy in the PITI+E home ownership equation. Without knowing annual energy costs, homeowners and lenders don’t know how much home they can afford, and utility and incentive program managers don’t know the real world results of their energy efficiency improvements. HEAT is the only tool that makes all of this data available throughout the US.”

Rising energy costs and a fast paced residential housing market mean that sellers, buyers, brokers, lenders, and program managers need to accurately value home energy consumption, costs, upgrade work, and efficiency. HEAT is the only performance based home energy rating software on the market. It will be available for professional and personal use at https://arevs.us/HEAT.php in July.

The New York Energy Week Cleantech Startups Showcase will be held on Wednesday, June 18th at the New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY, at 5:30 P.M.

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What’s new at AREVS?

Normally our blog posts are abut how to save energy at home, energy efficiency, and how to make your home more energy efficient. Some of our favorites, like “Do you live energy efficiency?” are quick and easy steps everyone can take today to cut energy costs. (Tip: if you find blog posts like that useful, sign up for our home energy performance newsletter. Twice a month we’ll send you our best tips and ideas on how to maximize your home’s energy performance.) This week we want to bring you up to speed.

What’s new at AREVS:

We’re proud to be part of the Cleantech Open startup accelerator Class of 2014. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest accelerator and business competition for cleantech startups, providing access to capital, mentoring, and networking events.

We’re using our time in the accelerator to build, test, and launch our next product: the Heating Energy Assessment Tool. HEAT is a revolutionary new way to understand dome heating energy consumption and costs. And after the winter we’ve all been through, taming heating costs through energy efficiency is more important than ever.

More than simply reporting home heating costs, HEAT gives renters, homeowners, and professionals an easy to understand A-F HEAT Grade for each home and family’s energy efficiency. The HEAT Grade is proof of home performance, and a tool everyone can use to get the most out of their home.

HEAT will launch in July on our website and on partner sites, making HEAT available for every existing home in America: 128 million homes in all 50 states!

Dean Durst presents AREVS at New York Energy Week This week our Co-founder Dean Durst was invited to present a poster at the New York Energy Week Cleantech Startup Showcase. The Showcase featured “40 of the most innovative and exciting cleantech companies developing groundbreaking, carbon-reducing technologies.” Dean created a good buzz about HEAT and we’re excited about the new opportunities that came out of Dean’s presentation.

What’s next from AREVS?

We’re working hard to bring HEAT to more residential and professional customers in the coming months. We’re improving our algorithms to make our tools, the AREVS Home Energy Performance Calculator and the new Heating Energy Assessment Tool, the most accurate home energy performance software on the market. And we’ve got great ideas for new products and services for renters, homeowners, landlords, and professionals.

Subscribing to our home energy performance newsletter is a great way to find out what’s new at AREVS, and to get our best money saving tips for your home, family, and colleagues.

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Press release: AREVS Joins Cleantech Open Northeast Startup Accelerator Class of 2014

AREVS joins Cleantech Open startup accelerator Class of 2014For Immediate Release
June 16, 2014. Queensbury, NY —

AREVS: American Residential Energy Verification System announces its acceptance into the Cleantech Open Northeast 2014 US Accelerator. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest accelerator and business competition for cleantech startups, providing access to capital, mentoring, and networking events. The Northeast Region Class of 2014 is a cohort of 38 companies in 7 states.

AREVS joins the Class of 2014 to help launch its newest product, the Heating Energy Assessment Tool (HEAT). HEAT is a home energy performance software tool that yields extremely accurate home energy ratings and future heating and cooling costs. HEAT can be used with data from one heating season utility bill. No physical inspection of the premises or tools are necessary. This allows both off site and en masse ratings of the national and international housing stock.

“Participating in the Cleantech Open accelerator means that we will launch HEAT as a stronger product, to a wider market,” said AREVS Co-Founder Dean Durst. “Home energy efficiency is in everyone’s interest and Cleantech Open will help us provide accurate, actionable home energy ratings and cost projections to businesses and homeowners across the country.”

Cleantech Open is the is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator and is dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and technologists the resources needed to launch a successful cleantech company,” according to the organization. “Our mission is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental, and economic challenges… Over the past seven years, the Cleantech Open has awarded over $5 million in cash and services. During that time, our 880 alumni companies have raised more than $1 billion in external funding.”

Rising energy costs and a fast paced residential housing market mean that sellers, buyers, brokers, and lenders need to accurately value home energy consumption, costs, and efficiency. HEAT is the only performance based home energy rating software on the market. It will be available for professional and personal use at https://arevs.us/HEAT.php in July.

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Contact:
Dean Durst, Co-Founder and CEO
dean@arevs.us
https://arevs.us/

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How will the Green Button Initiative work for you?

What is the Green Button Initiative?

Launched in January 2012, the Green Button Initiative provides utility customers with their home energy usage data, directly from the utility’s website. Just click the green button icon and go.

With this information at their fingertips, consumers would be enabled to make more informed decisions about their energy use and, when coupled with opportunities to take action, empowered to actively manage their energy use. – U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

Green Button Dowonload My Data
Look for this button on your utility’s website!

How will the Green Button Initiative work for you?

Having your home energy usage data is good. What you can do with it is even better. Data from your utility company about your own energy usage can help you reduce high energy costs. You can see exactly what you’re spending on heating, cooling, and hot water. Understanding your home energy costs is the first step toward using home energy efficiency to reduce those costs. It may be as simple as changing the way you use your home, or you may decide to hire a professional to complete a whole house energy audit.

According to the Department of Energy, which is advising utilities and businesses on data standards and program implementation, only 35 companies currently support the Green Button Initiative. More have pledged to do so, and many others will join the program in the future. If you want to know more about the technical aspects of the Green Button Initiative, check out the independent web site Green Button Data, or the US government’s data.gov Green Button web site.